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Resource Topic: Neurodiversity


A Conversation with Casey Ehrlich: Recognizing Pathological Demand Avoidance

March 14, 2024  |  Parent Talks Podcast  |  By Encompass

March 18-24, 2024 is Neurodiversity Celebration Week – a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. In recognition of this week, we’re shedding light on Pathological Demand Avoidance – generally recognized as a profile of autism and something Encompass providers see in their therapy sessions.   In our latest Parent Talks Podcast, […]

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Understanding IEPs and 504s

October 12, 2023  |  Parent Talks Podcast  |  By Encompass

As kids get settled into a new school year, it’s not uncommon for some parents to notice their child is struggling in the classroom. While there may be a variety of reasons for this struggle, it’s important for parents to understand the resources available if they suspect their child needs extra support. In this month’s […]

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Understanding Multidisciplinary Collaboration

April 19, 2023  |  Pediatric Therapy  |  By Encompass Pediatric Therapy

Multidisciplinary Collaboration – What Does it Mean? Encompass Pediatric Therapy Director Rachel Peterson and Encompass Behavioral Health Director Megan Walsh break it down for us and share how this dynamic approach takes the ‘whole child’ into consideration and leads to better outcomes for children and families. As directors of therapy programs focused on children and […]

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Neurodiversity: All Brains are Beautiful

April 21, 2022  |  Pediatric Therapy  |  By Encompass Pediatric Therapy

At Encompass we value diversity. We see the benefits of working with diverse families and employing a diverse staff. We even work to ensure biodiversity in our sensory garden. Recently, we have been exploring a new type of diversity — neurodiversity. According to Autistic Self-Advocate Dr. Nick Walker, “Neurodiversity is the diversity of human minds, […]

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